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Commissioner Hosting Special Senior Luncheon Friday

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is organizing a special lunch for seniors and service groups for Friday.

The Fiesta Latina Senior Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 205 North Eastern Avenue.

Clark County Senior Services, Nevada HealthLink, Nathan Adelson Senior Services are just a few of the groups expected at the luncheon.

Seniors will get a chance to learn about services available just for them and allow people to connect with social opportunities in the Las Vegas valley.

Lunch will be provided by Leticia's Mexican Cocina and music will be provided by Las Vegas Salsa y Son.

Senior Safety Fair Planned for Tuesday

Senior Safety Fair Planned for Tuesday

Metro Police, several community partners and the Senior and Law Enforcement Together Council will be hosting a Senior Safety Fair Tuesday.

From 9 a.m. to noon, at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue, seniors will get a chance to talk with police officers, firefighters and other agencies to talk about ways to stay safe.

Organizations that provide services for seniors will also be on hand to provide information about resources available around the Las Vegas valley.

There will also be free food and door prizes.


Seniors Learn to Spot Scams

Seniors Learn to Spot Scams


The Nevada State Contractors Board spent the day helping Las Vegas seniors avoid scams.

The board held a Senior Awareness Program seminar at the Doolittle Senior Center Thursday morning. Seniors learned about specific scams that target them, tips to protect themselves and how to report when they've been victimized.

According to the Health and Human Services Aging and Disability Services Division, between July 2010 and June 2011, more than 4,300 elderly abuse cases were reported to the state. That is about 12 incidents of abuse each day. Those numbers are expected to rise as the baby boomer generation ages.

For more information about scams and how to report if you've been victimized, go to fightfraud.nv.gov.


Seniors Prepare for Yarnstorming Day on Sunrise Bridge

Seniors Prepare for Yarnstorming Day on Sunrise Bridge

Local yarnstormers will adorn a pedestrian bridge over Maryland Parkway with crocheted and knitted art in the evening of Sunday, June 10 and complete it on Monday, June 11, with a public unveiling at 10 a.m.

The unveiling on the bridge, which leads to and from Sunrise Hospital near Desert Inn Road, coincides with International Yarnstorming Day. The bridge will be adorned with sunrise-inspired colored circles of all shapes and sizes. 

So far, the yarnstormers, who are 50 years old and over and are headquartered at the West Flamingo Senior Center, have crocheted enough circles to cover a central area on one side of the bridge.

Anyone 50 and over can participate in the yarnstormer group, which holds sessions on Wednesday afternoons to knit and crochet squares and rectangles incorporated into various yarn storming projects. Unlike many yarnstorming groups around the world, the West Flamingo group is for seniors only. However, the group is interested in partnering with teens and other yarnstormers under 50 to help install the works after they’ve been created.